Students from Offaly were among the top performers in the Accounting Technicians Ireland 2012 annual national exams.
Announcing the results, Accounting Technicians Ireland, the leading professional body for accounting technicians on the island of Ireland, reported that Maureen Kinnarney, Blueball, Tullamore was placed in the top 10 students nationally.
The Diploma for Accounting Technicians is a highly recognised professional qualification and is seen by many employers as essential when hiring. There are almost 5,000 students currently pursuing the course which is taught in over 70 colleges nationwide. In Offaly, new students are enrolling in County Offaly VEC.
Gay Sheehan, Chief Executive, Accounting Technicians Ireland, said: “The Accounting Technicians qualification is an increasingly popular option for a very wide range of people. Whether it is Leaving Certificate students, recent school leavers or people already in employment, the fact that 95% of those with our graduates are in employment is clear evidence of the strong value of our qualification.”
“Employers in the public and private sectors, in large and small businesses tell us that our graduates fill important financial roles within their organisations. Our graduates are highly trained, cost effective finance professionals who can add significant value any business.”
“Students from Offaly did particularly well in this year’s exams and we are delighted to see so many taking our fast-track route into the accountancy profession. I congratulate Maureen on her great results,” said Ms. Sheehan.
“A big factor in the popularity of our qualification is the flexibility of the course. Students have the choice to study full-time, part-time or through distance learning and do not need to apply through the CAO.”
Persons interested in finding out more about the qualification or in applying for courses can contact the organisation, Accounting Technicians Ireland, directly: www.AccountingTechniciansIreland.ie.